Erin focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, employment law and product liability defense. She uses the depth of her litigation experience to advise clients and identify issues that will leverage optimal outcomes. Erin represents a variety of national, regional and local businesses in commercial litigation matters involving business torts, contract disputes, labor and employment matters, and commercial real estate disputes. She also defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and multidistrict litigation matters. In addition, Erin represents manufacturers and sellers of products in various industries in cases alleging breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability and wrongful death.
Erin is dedicated to understanding the industry trends and long-term business goals of her clients. She enjoys, and is accomplished in, investigating the underlying subject matter of a litigation dispute and preparing a case for ultimate resolution. She handles litigation matters efficiently with an eye toward cost-effective strategy while maximizing results. Erin manages all aspects of litigation from day-to-day case management, motion writing, discovery practice and court appearances to depositions of fact and expert witnesses and development of trial themes and strategy.
Her recent case experience includes:
- a recent catastrophic crane accident case, in which Erin directed the discovery and pre-trial phases, ultimately obtaining a summary judgment verdict in favor of the employer client;
- an ongoing coordinated mass tort proceeding, in which Erin managed the removal of hundreds of cases from state court to the federal multidistrict litigation action to minimize the device manufacturer client’s involvement in piecemeal litigation; and
- a case involving a dispute over the licensing of a business name, in which Erin led the discovery and investigation into the accounting of the opposing party’s claims that greatly reduced its demand for damages and the team achieved a favorable settlement for the client.
Erin is passionate about eradicating poverty, hunger and homelessness and proudly serves as a member of the Young Professional Advisory Board of Bethesda Project, a Philadelphia non-profit organization devoted to caring for the poor and homeless.
Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act: New Avenues of Relief, Shook, Hardy & Bacon National Employment Perspective (May 16, 2016) (with William Martucci and Riley Mendoza)
Legal Implications of the N.J. Trade Secrets Act, New Jersey Law Journal (April 11, 2013) (with Joseph H. Blum)
The Costs of Withholding Payment: Developments in Pa. Construction Payment Law For Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors, The Legal Intelligencer, Construction Law Special Section (Aug. 16, 2011) (with Adam S. Barrist)
The Risk of Retaliating Against Criminal Citations Filed by Civilians: How businesses should respond when customers complain, New Jersey Law Journal (Aug. 8, 2011) (with Joseph H. Blum)
Personal Jurisdiction Post-Daimler: Recent Developments and Looking to the Future, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2017 (with April Byrd, John Lyons and Chris McRae)
A Free For All? Free Speech and Off-Label Promotion: Navigating the Tensions Between FDA Enforcement and the First Amendment, Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 2016 In House Counsel Conference, March 16, 2016, (with Sean P. Wajert and Andrea Small)